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UNDERHouse in Yvelines, France by CoudamyDesign

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Coudamy design

French architect Paul Coudamy has unveiled his design for an underground house called UNDERHouseA small area of land, a house that takes up the greater part of the plot and vis-à-vis are common themes in dense urban surroundings. The UNDERHouse project explores an original underground architecture in response to these constraints.

Image Courtesy © CoudamyDesign

  • Architects: CoudamyDesign
  • Project: UNDERHouse
  • Location: Yvelines, France
  • Surface area: 174m² net floor area
  • Date: September 2013
  • Software used: Sketch – basic preliminary design

Gammelgarn Mattsarve in Ängmansvägen, Sweden by LLP Arkitektkontor AB

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: LLP Arkitektkontor AB

The summerhouse is located along an old countyside road going inland from Katthamarsvik on Gotlands eastern coast. The site borders the road to the south and heathlike pastures to the north. The very small house is kept low and has been placed In the middle of the site, with a garden with some fruit trees facing the road and a private side facing the heath.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hayes

  • Architects: LLP Arkitektkontor AB
  • Project: Gammelgarn Mattsarve
  • Location: Ängmansvägen, Sweden
  • Photography: Robin Hayes
  • Engineer: Björn Yttergren, Tyréns AB.
  • Building proprietor: Lisa and Martin Johansson
  • Builder: Byggria, Laszlo Nemeth
  • Building area: 62 sqm grosss area and 12 sqm terrace
  • Building cost: 1 550 000 skr, including VAT and fee to architect and engineer.
  • Year of construcktion: 2012

Frappisimo Coffee shop in Campeche, México by Workshop

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Workshop

Frappisimo is a new Mexican coffee shop that currently  has three branches in the state of Campeche, this being the most recent one. It is located in Galerías Mall  in the city of San Francisco de Campeche in southeastern Mexico.

This new coffee shop is located in one of the most important points of the mall, as it is the only double-height space and where the two main wings of the mall converge. This makes the room a very important focal point, located almost in the center axis of Galerías.

Image Courtesy © Workshop

  • Architects: Workshop
  • Project: Frappisimo Coffee shop
  • Location: Campeche, México
  • CONSTRUCTION: Arq. Rafael Aranda Alpuche
  • DIMENTION:  75 m2
  • YEAR: 2013
  • Software used: autocad 2013, 3ds Max 2009

iMUSEUM in Mykonos, Greece by CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio

iMUSEUM is an a new concept store located in the island of Mykonos which brings together historical replicas from various Greek archaeological museums. Milan based CTRLZAK studio is responsible for the entire design concept, which can be broken down to three main axes: stratification, excavation sites and museological representation.

Image Courtesy © Louisa Nikolaidou

  • Architects: CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio
  • Project: iMUSEUM
  • Location: Mykonos, Greece
  • Photography: Louisa Nikolaidou
  • Interior, furniture & lighting design: CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio
  • Graphic design and brand identity: Sereal Designers
  • Construction and project supervision: A&M architects
  • Consulting archaeologist: Sofia Bitsa
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Autocad & Rhino

conservatoire d’aubervilliers in france by FCLP architecte

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: FCLP architecte

The site presents a complex, shifting urban space.  At the foot of a thirty year old apartment block, in line with the strikingly designed swimming pool and opposite the local theatre, the Aubervilliers conservatory, with its highly respected cultural programme, is a crucial element in the town’s urban landscape.

Image Courtesy © Augusto Da Silva

  • Architects: FCLP architecte
  • Project: conservatoire d’aubervilliers
  • Location: france
  • Photography: Augusto Da Silva, Nicolas Borel, Agence FCLP

National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects


Our proposal for the NCCA aims to provide a distinguished/attractive landmark to the Khodynskoe Pole district. It islocated in a symmetrical axis to the park and serves as a solution ensuring the environmental balance of the Khodynskoe Pole district.

Image Courtesy © Kubota & Bachmann Architects

  • Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • Project: National Center for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Client: The board of Trustees of the National Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Exhibition spaces, Collection center, Main public space, Service area, Creative residences
  • Construction Area: 17 000 m²
  • Usable Floor Area: 46 500 m²
  • Building Hight: 77.5 m
  • Result (2d october 2013): Conpetition Entry

Competition entry submission

  • 1st stage: 25th september 2013
  • 2nd stage: 29th November 2013

Competition Team

  • Architects: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco MARTINEZ
  • Perspectives: Jigen

N-HOUSE in Kasugai, Japan by D.I.G Architects

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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A single family house built in a suburb of Nagoya.

The house is composed of linearly arranged 3 rectangular boxes and 2 portal frame squares. Each unit has a different width, length and height, which provide various spaces for different activities and gaps for colorful lighting from outside.

Image Courtesy © D.I.G Architects

  • Architects: D.I.G Architects
  • Project: N-HOUSE
  • Location: Kasugai, Japan
  • Type: Single family house
  • Architectural Design: Akinori Yohimura+Maki Yohimura, D.I.G Architects
  • Structural design: Akira Suzuki/ASA
  • Constructor: Shigeo Matsumoto/HACOYA
  • Site area: 263.84m2
  • Floor area: 94.50m2

Willow Theatre by Tim Lai Architect and Brad Steinmetz Stage Design

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Tim Lai Architect and Brad Steinmetz Stage Design

A fully-functioning theatre made entirely from locally-sourced re-usable or recyclable materials will go up in the grounds of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff this September as part of the first UK-hosted edition of World Stage Design.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

Transparent fusion of old pumping station and new playground in Netherlands by derksen|windt architecten

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: derksen|windt architecten

For the renovation of a dated brick pumping station  in the Netherlands, the Dutch architectural firm derksen|windt architecten added a semi-transparent and eye-catching layer to the building. The perforated aluminium façade creates an amalgamation of the building and the adjacent square. Two separate worlds become one where the surroundings and the pumping station acquire a contemporary and attractive character.

Image Courtesy © derksen|windt architecten

  • Architects: derksen|windt architecten
  • Project: Transparent fusion of old pumping station and new playground
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Software used: 3D sketchup

United Continental Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The project for this 50-storey office block sought to favour the possibility of a panoramic view over the city, so that there is an evident predominance of glass on the façade while nevertheless avoiding the formulaic glass tower of arbitrary forms. The existence of the American tradition of skyscraper construction, with some especially attractive examples inChicago, suggested the need to reestablish a dialogue between the classicism of stone and the high-tech of glass.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
  • Project: United Continental Headquarters
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • BRIEF: 50 storey offices building
  • CLIENT: The Prime Group, Inc.
  • PROJECT TEAM: Rogelio Jiménez, Nabil Gholam, Rodrigo Bilbao, John Oleksak, Zoran Balog
  • ASSOCIATED ARCHITECT: De Stefano/Goetsch Ltd.
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Cohen-Barreto-Marchertas, Inc.
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